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Substitute spaces in filename with underscore

Terminal - Substitute spaces in filename with underscore
ls -1 | rename 's/\ /_/'
2009-03-17 17:33:41
Functions: ls rename
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Substitute spaces in filename with underscore

Substitute spaces in filename with underscore, it work on the first space encountered.

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Although a more elegant solution, still a dupe: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1492/convert-embedded-spaces-in-filenames-to-_-underscore. Even more elegant, however:

rename 'y/ /_/' *
Comment by atoponce 289 weeks and 1 day ago

Actually you doesn't need the \ before the since you quoted the expression. To substitute all ocurrences, put the 'g' flag after the last slash. I think the 'y' or 'tr' solution above is good but for change many spaces to a single underscore you may try this:

rename 's/\s+/_/g' *
Comment by cammarin 289 weeks ago

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